Mission statement

To contribute towards linking rural population in Uganda to sustainable progress in water supplies, health, education and other services in efficient and collaborative manner.

About Link to Progress

The founding members and partners of LTP have been funding water projects in Northern Uganda since 2003. During the period 2003 to 2008, CARITAS Lira and TGS Water Ltd have implemented more than 216 protected springs and boreholes in Lira, Apac, Oyam, and Dokolo Districts.

In 2008 it was decided to create the international NGO LTP that would be responsible for the software part of the projects. This include the general management of the projects, the Monitoring and Evaluation of the projects (M&E), community mobilisation, Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) trainings, Village Saving and Loans Association (VSLA) trainings, working with local government, etc. LTP registered with Uganda National NGO Board in 2009. The borehole success rates are still optimized by contracting the geophysical site investigation and drilling advice of WE Consult. The drilling itself is subcontracted to TGS Water Ltd. An inventory study dated late 2016 revealed that more than 95% of the sources constructed in the 2003 -2016 Rural Water Programme were still functional.

LTP supports the rural poor to support themselves, by providing cost-efficient basic services based on demand and contribution of costs. Beneficiaries are well mobilised and trained on their responsibilities for sustainability. LTP’s core services are in provision of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene to the rural poor, provision of government school infrastructure, water provision in public health facilities and scholarship projects. This in Lango and Acholi sub-regions, in Northern Uganda. LTP has to date funded over 600 water Sources and worked in villages on sanitation/hygiene improvement and menstrual hygiene management.